BSNL planning Kerala WiMAX launch for April 2009

23 Jan 2009

The Hindu Business Line is reporting that state-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is planning to launch WiMAX-based services in the Kerala circle in April this year. Citing comments by Amit Mishra, general manager of marketing for BSNL-Kerala, the report says that the operator will install 450 WiMAX base stations in the first phase of deployment, as it aims to cover all major cities and highways in the region.

BSNL has also reportedly placed orders for 3G equipment in preparation for launching 3G services in the circle. It currently has 2,400 active cellular towers, and will add a further 200 in March 2009 and 1,800 more by December.